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30 Spring Activities for Kids

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Here are 30 fun and creative spring activities for kids including spring craft projects, art activities, recipes, and garden ideas. Plus list of picture books all about spring!

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Updated March 2021

It’s spring! The leaves are unfurling, the flowers are blooming, and the lambs are frolicking.

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Actually, I don’t know about that one. Are the lambs frolicking? I don’t see any out my window. But I do see birds building nests and gardens growing.

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the spring weather. It’s time to learn what we can from spring and nature and the world opening up around us. And it’s time to explore spring colors and themes through arts and crafts and spring activities.

I know how busy you are, though, so I’ve made it easy for you.

I compiled a list of 30 spring crafts and activities for your family to pick and choose from, including nature crafts, outdoor activities, and books about spring.

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30 Spring Activities for Kids

There are a lot of good ones here! Choose a couple to try now and pin or bookmark this list to come back to when you’re ready for another spring craft or activity for the kids.

Happy spring and happy artful parenting!

By the way, if you’re looking for ideas for Easter or anything to do with eggs and bunnies, I have an entire post filled with 31 Easter Crafts for Kids (plus art projects, Easter activities, and books!).

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9 Spring Nature Crafts for Kids

With spring crafts, we’re often using flowers and other nature items, spring colors such as pinks and yellows and chartreuse greens, and spring themes, such as gardening, baby animals, and nesting birds. Here are some favorite spring crafts for kids and families.

  1. Flower Petal Stained Glass Door 
  2. A Flower Suncatcher Craft for Kids – Turn Flowers into Birds & Butterflies!
  3. Make A Magical 3D Nature Suncatcher From A Cardboard Box
  4.  DIY Flower Crowns and Necklaces
  5. Simple Flower Crowns for Kids from Paper Bags
  6. How to Make a Fairy House for Kids With Air Dry Clay
  7. Make Clay Leaf Prints and Pendants
  8. Try a Painted Branch Project  on ArtBar
  9. Create These Beautiful Flower Flags With Flower Pounding for Kids
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6 Spring Garden Activities for Kids

Gardening with kids is wonderfully rewarding and educational! If you’re serious about getting started with a family garden, I highly recommend the book Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy. For now, here are some posts about making a bean pole teepee (one of our favorite annual gardening traditions) as well as some garden crafts and activities.

  1. DIY Beaded Garden Ornaments
  2. How to Make a Bean Pole Teepee
  3. Make Garden Wish Flags
  4. Set Up a Kid Friendly Backyard for Active Play
  5. Birdhouse Painting Ideas for Kids
  6. 5 Minute Pinecone Bird Feeders on Made Every Day

Want even more garden ideas? Here are 15+ Nature and Garden Crafts for Kids

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5 Spring Art Projects

These spring art activities are simple open-ended explorations. Remember also that you can take almost any favorite art activity and make it perfect for spring by using spring colors and themes.

  1. Make Giant 3D Watercolor Flowers with Paper Plates
  2. Gelatin Leaf Prints on Cassie Stephens
  3. Flower Printing with Liquid Watercolors
  4. Bubble Painted Flower Hydrangeas on A Piece of Rainbow
  5. An Invitation to Create with Spring Colors on Buggy and Buddy
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5 More Spring Activities for Kids

If the arts and crafts ideas above weren’t enough, here are more spring activities for kids, including a nature scavenger hunt, suncatchers, and creative play invitations that are perfect for spring.

  1. 5 Nature Based Art Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers
  2. Set Up an Invitation to Create with Flowers
  3. Birds Nest Playdough Invitation on Fantastic Fun and Learning
  4. 13 Nature Walk Activities for Kids (+ FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt)
  5. Make Dreamy Spring Suncatchers on Babble Dabble Do
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5 Spring Treats to Make

These spring recipes are a mix of kids snacks, breakfast (berry muffins!), and desserts. Cooking something tasty together is a wonderful way to celebrate any season!

  1. An Edible Birds’ Nest Snack
  2. The Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe
  3. Bake an Artful Spring Nest Cake with Ice Cream Eggs
  4. Make Delicious Homemade Doughnuts
  5. Whip up some Strawberry Mango Salsa on Peanut Blossom

Read Spring Books for Kids

Head to the library and check out some picture books about spring.

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Need suggestions? Ask your children’s librarian or try some of these:

How about you? Do you have any favorite spring activities for kids and families that I didn’t mention? Please share them with us in the comments!

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8 Comments

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    Marsha Scott
    April 10, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Jean, Goodness, you have a brilliant blog! I’m forwarding it on to my daughter who has a 4-year old son. Very creative and fun ideas. I’m Marsha Scott in Houston, and I’ve just begun a NEW Children’s Line of Clothing, all girls now, but boys things in Fall, called LaLaLand find it at http://www.lalalandapparel.com
    I would love to advertise on your site and have you do a giveaway if you think this would fit within your parameters. Super impressed with what you do, and I love North Carolina! xx’s

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      Jean Van't Hul
      April 11, 2018 at 9:51 am

      Thanks, Marsha! I’m so glad you like my blog!

      Your clothing line looks great. I’d be happy to send you my media kit with information about sponsored posts and giveaways.

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    Seema Mehta
    April 23, 2018 at 1:00 am

    The best blog for parents who have small children to engage in, Jean, you have written the blog well. I was wondering how to engage my 5 year daughter and 7 year old son during this spring. Nature craft ideas are really helpful to keep them indoor…. thanks buddy.

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      April 24, 2018 at 5:08 am

      Glad you found some ideas that you think your kids will like! -Jean

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    hector
    March 25, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    thanks

  • Reply
    Que
    April 14, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Jean, this post was absolutely amazing. I run two online kids boutiques. One where I hand make the clothing and along with providing the cutest clothing for baby girls, I try to add in some valuable information like such.

    I have a few Spring ideas already, but would love to link back to this post so that some of the moms can check these out as well. With the COVID-19 Quarantine, I’m sure all moms can use some creative ideas.

    You can find my little girl’s boutique stores at:
    NaviesPlace.com
    NamsHandmade.com

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    Sudan kumar
    May 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Art & craft really awesome idea for engage kids in the lockdown. Because they always want go out side to play , but know stay in room.

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    39viprosolutions
    October 7, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Hello mates, how is everything, and what you wish for to say about this post, in my view its truly amazing in support of me.

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